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james l shaughnessy IV

I am James

Hello Raleigh! My name is James Shaughnessy IV and I was born and raised in this great city. I have a deep love for this community and that is why I am running for office. I believe that Raleigh is the greatest city in the world and would like to work together to keep it that way.

I am running for mayor of the city to serve the public and make a positive difference in the community. As a lifelong resident, I understand the issues and concerns that affect us. I am committed to transparency, accountability and accessibility in local government.

Together, we can build a better future for our city and its people. 
As your representative, I will work tirelessly to use your tax dollars effectively. Join me in this journey and let's make Raleigh the best it can be!


Make a positive change in your city with James Shaughnessy. As a young and motivated public servant, I am committed to listening to the needs of my fellow residents and working tirelessly to improve our community. I believe in leading from the front, and would love your support. Let's make this city the best it can be! Let's Make It Happen!

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I am passionate about making a difference in the world. I have overcome some tough challenges along the way and have helped others with their challenges. I have had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: World Central Kitchen, Overflowing Hands, A Place at the Table, Ronald McDonald House, and Lucy Daniels Center. My service includes volunteering in Ukraine during the war. During that time, I worked as a documentarian, supply volunteer for many organization including World Central Kitchen, trained Ukrainians to defend their country. These experiences have taught me the importance of service, leadership, and effective value judgement skills. The most important truth I learned was the value of peace. One cannot know peace without knowing the opposite, and I am grateful we have peace here and will fight to keep it. 


I am a pre-law student at William Peace University. My commitment to bettering myself to serve my community is unwavering. From founding and leading a political club which has participated in university competitions. With my classmates, I discuss innovative ideas to improve our political sphere and our society with issues national and local. 

Currently, I continue my work as a manager at a catering company for the 6th year. This giving me valuable experience in process management, team building and leadership skills. This experience equips me with the skills needed to navigate the complex landscape of politics effectively.

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As a public servant, I am committed to serving my constituents with honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic. As a regular guy, my life extends beyond my professional work. In my personal life, I have a wonderful family and a beloved cat named Masha (among other names depending on her behavior). I also enjoy hobbies such as playing and watching soccer (GO NCFC!), traveling (having been to over 13 countries), camping, and cooking.

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